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Methoprene

General Information

  • Fact Sheet: Methoprene.pdf
  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Insect growth regulator biochemical insecticide
  • Uses: Production of foods including meat, milk, mushrooms, peanuts, rice and cereals;uses on domestic animals (pets) for controlling fleas; targets horn flies, mosquitoes, beetles, tobacco moths, sciarid flies, fleas, fire ants, pharoah ants, midge flies and Indian meal moths.
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture, Least-toxic mosquitoe control, Least-toxic pet care
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not documented
  • Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
  • Reproductive Effects: Not documented
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Not documented
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Not documented
  • Birth/Developmental Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (4)
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information